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Trinity Te Deum

First line:
We praise thee, O God
composer
2012; SATB divisi + instruments; commissioned for the Installation of Sir Gregory Winter as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, on 10 October 2012
author of text
Book of Common Prayer

 
The Trinity Te Deum is a re-imagining in Ešenvalds’ terms of the Anglican tradition of ceremonial music for a grand occasion. It was commissioned for the Installation of Sir Gregory Winter as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, on 10 October 2012. This brief and brilliant hymn of praise opens with flashing fanfares from brass and organ, the choir’s declamation by turns jubilant and hushed before a ‘magical’ organ modulation leads to a contrasting centre. Anchored by an eternal drone, and flecked with harp decoration, this has the air of both a gentle, stately dance and a naive folksong. The tripartite structure of the hymn is respected with a return of the opening material but this is the briefest of reprises (the text is truncated too): three ecstatic shouts of ‘Holy’ and the rejoicing is done.

from notes by Gabriel Jackson © 2015

Recordings

Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works
Studio Master: CDA68083Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 4 on CDA68083 [6'41]

Track-specific metadata for CDA68083 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-08304
Duration
6'41
Recording date
18 January 2014
Recording venue
Ely Cathedral, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
David Hinitt
Hyperion usage
  1. Ešenvalds: Northern Lights & other choral works (CDA68083)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2015
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